Malaria parasites becoming resistant to drugs

Malaria parasites becoming resistant to drugs

There are concerns malaria parasites are being rendered ineffective in parts of South East Asia.

That's according to research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.

The study says that more than 80% of the malarial parasites in northeast Thailand and Vietnam are resistant to the drugs, despite having only emerged in western Cambodia in 2008.

Researchers urgently call for new drugs to combat the increased resistance, which has been rising rapidly since 2015, and state that artemisinin and piperaquine need to be abandoned in the affected areas.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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